Roland Spedition takes pleasure in Wilhelmshaven
Austrian container operator Roland Spedition sees potential for regular rail service via Jade Weser Port to destinations like Enns or Vienna
In early May one more train of Roland Spedition, a forwarding company, has arrived in Wilhelmshaven. The entire 92 TEU block train going from the JadeWeserPort to the Austrian Enns terminal was handled there.
Roland has been testing container trains from Wilhelmshaven to hinterland terminals in Austria for a while. The management board sees potential for future rotations on a regular basis via Germany’s sole deep water port, depending on the customers’ demand.
The JadeWeserPort was already able to handle mega container carriers and +19,000 TEU-vessels. Modern IT communication was a great support and very important for a container operator. Thanks to its vast areal and connection to the hinterland Wilhelmshaven provides excellent conditions for shipping and forwarding companies, reads a press release.
Roland Spedition was established in 1982 by Heinz Gutjahr. Since 2005 the forwarding company has been managed by Christian Gutjahr (son of the company founder) and Mag. Nikolaus Hirnschall, each holding 50 per cent of the shares.
The major transport routes are between European seaports such as Hamburg, Bremerhaven, Rotterdam, Antwerp, Trieste and Koper, and the Austria’s major terminals such as Vienna, Enns, Linz, Graz and Salzburg.
IN addition the company provides transportations to hinterland terminals in Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and other EU Member States.
Roland Spedition handles about 150,000 TEU annually. The forwarding company with its headquarters in Schwechat near Vienna and a location in Salzburg counts on strong, reliable and internationally reputable partners such as the private rail company WLB Cargo.